Supervisor Benoit Urges: Beat the Heat in Cool Centers

News Release

2010


Jun 03

Supervisor Benoit Urges: Beat the Heat in Cool Centers

Supervisor John J. Benoit today announced the availability of cool centers in Riverside County’s desert areas and encouraged residents to consider using them during peak afternoon hours starting June 15 to relax in a cool environment and decrease electrical use in their homes.

“Although peak seasonal temperatures haven’t yet arrived, residents should be aware of the facilities made available by senior centers and community organizations offering relief from the summer heat,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit.  “I encourage all residents suffering from high energy bills and temperatures to take advantage of these centers.”

The Community Action Partnership (CAP) is coordinating cool centers to provide drop-in sites for vulnerable individuals, seniors, the disabled in need of temporary relief from the heat.  Cool centers are open to the public in affected areas when the Riverside County Department of Public Health issues a “heat warning,” when the forecast anticipates temperatures of 100° for three to five consecutive days.  For additional information, CAP is running a Summer Energy Crisis Hotline at (888) 636-8676.

The following are cool center locations open in the Coachella and Palo Verde Valleys (***indicates seniors-only):

 
Cool Center Location
Address
Time
Phone Number
Blythe City Hall
235 North Broadway – Blythe
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday – Thursday
(760) 922-6161
Blythe Community Center
445 North Broadway – Blythe
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Monday – Thursday
(760) 922-8830
Community Center at Tierra Del Sol (Cathedral City Senior Center)
37-171 West Buddy Rogers Avenue – Cathedral City
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Saturday
(760) 321-1548
Coachella Senior Center
1540 7th Street – Coachella
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Monday – Thursday
(760 398-0104
Boys & Girls Club of DHS
66-150 8th Street  – Desert Hot Springs
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday – Friday
(760) 329-1312
***Desert Hot Springs Senior Center***
11-777 West Drive - Desert Hot Springs
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Monday – Thursday
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Friday
(760) 329-0222
***Indio Senior Center***
45-700 Aladdin Street – Indio
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday – Friday
(760) 391-4170
La Quinta Senior Center
78-450 Avenida La Fonda – La Quinta
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday
(760) 564-0096
***Joslyn Center***
73-750 Catalina Way – Palm Desert
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday
(760) 340-3220
Palm Desert Community Center
43-900 San Pablo Avenue – Palm Desert
6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Monday – Friday
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday
(760) 568-9697
Palm Springs YMCA
3601 Mesquite Avenue – Palm Springs
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday – Friday
(760) 320-6430
Thermal Senior Center
87-229 Church Street – Thermal
1:00-6:00 PM
Monday – Friday
(760) 399-0081
Eisenhower Medical Center Lobby
39-000 Bob Hope Drive – Rancho Mirage
24 Hours
7 Days a week
(760) 340-3911
James O. Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center
480 Tramview Road – Palm Springs
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Monday – Friday
(760) 323-8271
***Mizell Senior Center***
480 South Sunrise Way – Palm Springs
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday – Friday
(760) 323-5689
The Golden Rainbow Center
700 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite F – Palm Springs
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Monday – Friday
(760) 416-7790
Ripley Community Center
24-501 School Road – Ripley
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday – Friday
(760) 922-4909
Mesa Verde Community Center
13-341 Mesa Drive – Mesa Verde
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday – Friday
(760) 391-5050 X223
North Shore Community Center
99-155 Sea View Drive – North Shore
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Monday – Friday
(760) 391-5050 X223



 







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